Garbage, Recycling & Yard Waste

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Garbage Waste Connections picks up weekly. Call 311 or 215-4311 with any questions or concerns.

Bulky Waste Collection - Bulky waste set out with your regular trash is picked up within two days of your regular trash service day.

Brush Collection - Brush collection occurs every two weeks from March through October. 

Household Hazardous Waste - City of Knoxville and Knox County residents may dispose of household hazardous waste by taking it to the City's Solid Waste Management Facility.

Leaf Collection - There are four pickups in each neighborhood from November through February.

Recycling - Household Curbside Service - Households within Knoxville's city limits that receive weekly garbage collection are eligible for the free curbside recycling program. There is currently a waiting list.

Recycling - Drop-Off Centers - There are several recycling drop-off supercenters in the city that are operated in conjunction with Goodwill Industries. The centers are open 24 hours a day.

Request a Courtesy Box - The City's Public Service Department provides courtesy dumpsters as a free service to all city residents two times per year. There is currently a waiting list. 

Solid Waste Management Facility - The Solid Waste Management Facility is where individuals and businesses can dispose of a wide variety of solid waste materials.

Storm Drain MaintenanceWhen storm drains or City pipes become clogged, Public Service will remove debris and correct the issue to return proper water flow.